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Wednesday 20 June 2012, 09:49

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Good morning bloggers, new and vets. A sunny morning (enjoying it while we can) and this house's last exam of the summer. Hooray! A level English is done and dusted this lunchtime and good riddance to Gatsby, Corelli and Satan who have plagued our recent weeks and months. Piles of notes, sweet wrappers and water bottles are littered around the assorted revision points of the house and I imagine a massive clear-out is on the way. Goodbye to all that and hello to the long student summer of distant memory *wistful sigh*.
Last minute revision is tricky when the house is full of folk watching/cheering/shouting/gasping at the football. The usual agonies of a football summer will continue till Sunday at least and it's a fun journey to be on. At least Drivetime doesn't clash with football anymore and Sally can calm down and carry on.
Today we welcome Patricia Hodge to the show who is about to star in a play called Dandy Dick which is off on tour around the UK, starting in Brighton. She is of course Miranda's mother opposite Miranda Hart on TV and she seems to have cornered the ice maiden from the upper classes. Her TV dramas include Mary Fisher in The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and the title role in Jemima Shore investigates...and it will be great to have her on the show.
And for our oldies, we need DRESS CODE TUNES please. The fashion police are out in force at Ascot where a tough new set of rules are in operation; no fascinators, skirts of modest length, shirts and ties and morning suits. No bare shoulders obviously, no strapless off the shoulder and halter neck dresses. All midriffs to be totally covered at all times. Songs for the fashion police please.
Have a well-tailored, appropriately covered Wednesday. See you at 5.

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